Performance artists may very well be the cryptograms of the 1980s. Aside from a few extremely arch cable TV programs, e.g. "Mondo Beyondo," the Spalding Gray showcase SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA and Laurie Anderson's HOME OF THE BRAVE, most of the best-known performance artists, from Whoopie
Goldberg to Ann Magnuson, have compromised their art for popular appeal.
So too, acclaimed monologist Eric Bogosian, whose film and TV work--TALK RADIO, TV's "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial"--up to this point has been a curious amalgam of mainstream and performance art sensibilities. With SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL, however, Bogosian has a film vehicle worthy of his